Little Lighthouse Watercolor

click to enlarge A lighthouse in my mind...

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A lighthouse in my mind…

It’s easy to post these quickies and jot down a few words about my progress. But what is taking up most of my allotted computer time (what I refer to as “fat-ass frolicking”) is looking at other’s progress, others who have, as I have, become addicted to drawing every day.

Much of what I see online discourages me a bit.  The vast majority of those posting their work are so incredibly good.  I sometimes think I’ll never get that good, and wonder why I’m posting my progress, except to express my encouragement to those peers who are just learning.  My advice is simple:  Keep sketching daily.  We’ll all get better with time and practice.

[On this little lighthouse sketch, those rocks were under thirty seconds to sketch.  All of them.  My first rocks, a group of three, took me ten times that long to do because I labored over each little turn and nook.]

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I am an older woman. I am an artist and a needleworker. I love to craft. I love to sew and knit and crochet and needlepoint. I love to paint and draw and make art with my hands. At this moment in time I am crazy for punchneedle. Being creative is what gets me up in the morning. Art is my tea, my fresh air, my good book, and my cat all rolled into one. I have much to share and hope you'll visit often.
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4 Responses to Little Lighthouse Watercolor

  1. I really love your lighthouse… You just gave to this work a magic touch… I think finally it really doesn’t matter how complex or simple is something… The how much complex is something only shows the technique capacities.. But in art all that really matters is the feeling that come out from the creation… Your creation inspired me a lot.. Thank you.. <3

  2. Lisa says:

    My work here is done. ;)

  3. Lisa says:

    Funny, but when your lighthouse came up on my feed, my first thought was “I’d like to be able to do something that good.” I think you’re right – just keep doing it. (And enjoy the work of others, without comparing it to your work.)

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